Two groupies, who were best friends during their wild rock 'n roll days, reunite decades later. One is now a "punked-out-waitress" nostalgic of days gone by, while the other is a socialite who would rather hide the past.
Goldie Hawn radiates concentrated sunshine as Suzette, a brassy, diehard West Hollywood groupie who pays a surprise visit to Lavinia Kingsley (Susan Sarandon), her former partner in backstage adventure. Lavinia, who lives in Phoenix with a husband (a conservative lawyer) and two spoiled teenage daughters, has studiously covered up her roustabout past. But Suzette, dressed in hot pink, liberates the family from its uptight beige lifestyle and also saves the curdled soul of an embittered failed screenwriter (Geoffrey Rush) she meets on the road. Even with its clever premise and charming lead performances, the movie is thoroughly unbelievable and crassly sentimental. — Stephen Holden
2002-09-20 | Stephen Holden | Read the New York Times Review of The Banger Sisters